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Oct 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
in a bit of a tough spot. here is paul ryan trying to explain the impossible on fox us in yesterday. >> how much does that cost? >> it's revenue neutral. >> it's not revenue neutral unless you take away deductions. and we'll get to that. the first half lowering the tax rates does that cost $5 trillion -- >> no. >> you haven't given me the math. >> oh, it would take me too long to go through the math. >> come on i don't have the time to tell you how the math works. then he follows that awkward statement with another statement today. >> i like chris. i didn't want to get into all of any math of this because everybody would start changing the channel. >> jennifer: kind of funny. i isn't know candidates were worried about fox news ratings, and it wasn't just paul ryan having difficulty with this issue. governor bob mcdonald today was also at a loss to explain this math. >> where is the mat and is mitt romney going to be undepressure to produce specifics. >> first that's a laughable question. the question is how do you get america back to work? what paul ryan just said on your clip, is y
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00pm PDT
state right here with us on current as we bring you the debate next. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: the last presidential debate on right now. bob schieffer will be sitting down in a minute and we'll have a debate for you. my last question in regards to the predebate is for everyone in the new york studio here does the president have to win this debate and if so by how much? >> al gore: cenk i think it would certainly be good for him. i think that -- yeah i think he really does have to. i don't know how to interpret all of the analyses about who has the momentum. i think the president's advantage in the ground game is going to help a lot, but it would help to get a win here. >> jennifer: yeah, i agree. eliot made that point before we went to break, and i agree with you. >> john: yes, i agree. >> jennifer: cenk how about you? >> i think the president stands a better chance of winning than romney does. but we'll see how they both play. so here is the last presidential debate. >> good evening from the campus of lynn university here in boca raton, florida. this is the fourth and last debate
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Oct 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
spitzer's going to join us in a minute. we've got he had mcmorris from talking points memo. we're going to talk about the debate. there's news with the president of the united states, paul ryan. we've got a big show for you. we're going to be talking about do debates matter. >> good morning jamal. this is exciting. >> i'm excited for jamal. >> excitement's one word for it. >> you've been one of our longest friends of the show. you've been with us for a long time and never sat in the big chair. >> i never sat in the big chair. i got to say it feels a little awkward but we're going to keep it on the bill press setting. >> don't change the setting. >> headlines country singer jason albine let his lips do some wandering but was caught. he was caught kissing former american idol contestant britney kerr. he immediately said he simply drank too much, screwed up and let things get out of hand. while he has been getting support on his facebook page with most saying people make mistakes britney kerr was getting threats for what she did and had to deact invite her account. they were saying it was
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Oct 17, 2012 9:00pm PDT
. i went to women's groups and said can you find folks. they brought us whole binders full of women. >> binders full of women. it was the quote that launched a thousand tweets. behind the awkward sort of wording is a complete lack of specifics. he still has not said whether he supports the lily led better equal pay act. you'll remember this answer from his campaign. >> something governor romney support the lily ledbetter act. >> we'll get back to you on that. >> contradict. well, it's october and we are still waiting. last night actually, senior advisor ed gill recipe told the huffing to know post that mitt romney would not have signed the act into law but today oops, he did an about face and pulled the classic mitt romney flip-flop and said: >> he never weighed in on it. he's just a blank canvas waiting for you to guess what he'll think and do. that lack of specifics might be hurting him with women who thought the president won last night. 56% of women in swing states felt that the president won compared to 34% who said romney did. earlier this week, there was a gallop poll suggest
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm PDT
also has some opportunities to try to take particular incidents like the bengahzi matter, and use it as a symbol to lay the basis for a broader indictment. i don't think it's justified and i don't think you'll be able to do it, but he certainly is going to try. now his lack of experience in these issues has already shown up. you know he declared that russia was our number one foreign policy opponent causing former secretary of state and chairman of the joint chief colin powell to say come on, mitt think. i thought that was very hurtful to governor romney. >> jennifer: i put bets on the table that colin powell endorses some time tonight or in the next few days. >> eliot: it sounds like you have inside information. >> jennifer: no, i'm just guessing. >> eliot: i want to come back to a point that cenk made earlier about what the president can do, jennifer, you mentioned this as well. the president can effectively ask mitt romney what would you do differently. it's a powerful question to prove that he does not have an arrest kickarticulatetive foreign policy, and then he could create a w
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Oct 23, 2012 8:00pm PDT
congressional district. congressman, thank you as always for joining us. >> thank you. >> eliot: so how did last night's debate affect florida voters? it is still listed, florida that is, in a tossup category. although it seems to be leaning toward mitt romney right now. do you think the president made any ground up last night? >> i think he certainly did. look, he seemed like the president. he seemed like the president of the united states in full grasp of the fact. mitt romney seemed like somebody with 15 minutes of material trying to spread it out over 45 minutes. he seem to have this wonderful gift to string together words that mean nothing. i wrote down a couple of them as i was watching with my family. first answer, we need a comprehensive and robust strategy and we need to coordinate with our friends to address the rising tide of tumult. what does that mean? how can somebody who claim to be the president and give out vacuous nonsense like that? >> eliot: let me ask you this. there's no question that over the last several weeks florida has been moving toward mitt romney. what do y
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00am PDT
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Oct 19, 2012 8:00pm PDT
response at least to the american people as far as us all of us being on the same page. >> obama: here's what i'm going to say, as far as four americans getting killed, it's not optimal, and we'll fix it. >> all of it. >> obama: all of it. >> eliot: john mccain is it not like either response on the fox news this morning. >> the optimal line was regrettable and makes me sad. for him to say that every piece of information they got they laid out to the american people was one of the most disengenius statements i her heard. >> eliot: reporting within 24 hours of the attack that there was evidence it was carried out by militants and not an mob-angered anti-muslim video. it's unclear who had access to that information in the days that followed when the obama administration was claiming publicly that the video had triggered the attack. i'm joined by nicholas burns at harvard's kennedy school former secretary of state for political affairs and ambassador to n.a.t.o. and to greece. ambassador, thank you for joining us. >> hi there, eliot, thank you. >> eliot: looking forward to monday, what do yo
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
that in america. my car used to be made in china but now it's made here in the united states of america. >> gavin: was that a value proposition? were you doing that because of traditional cheap labor you were getting there you have the benefit of the supply chain being nearby and the benefit of having the productiveity advantages of research and development of keeping it in place. >> the research and development are all here. the management is all based in the united states. most of us get our lithium from china. but china's wage versus gone up, so the idea that there is this gigantic differential between what we pay and what they pay has shrunk. when you balance it, most americans if they could they would rather buy american. they would rather support someone down the street who is making these cars rather than china. when you add that in, we've gotten close. it's closer on the wages. we have better benefits, as we should, but i'm competitive. that car made over here, i'm making it for almost the similar cost in the united states of america. but it's now made with american hands. we're
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
everything you are hearing it is still up in the air. so don't count your chickens folk. back with us from washington, d.c. is peter fenn, and joining me here inside "the war room," duf sundheim. duf, let me start with you, because of all of the polls that have been out lately there has been some movement of republican money. there have been in fact fox business news is reporting that some of mitt romney's new york donors are taking their money to the house and senate. and that trend reflects an increasing level of anxiety both with the nature of the romney campaign, and polls show president obama has a lead in swing states that some republicans think is insurmountable. do you think it's too soon? >> yes. you are going to see some anxiety, you are at a football game, and people start leaving for the exits way too early. >> jennifer: i think we're going to have to follow the money. though. peter after all of the millions that have already been donated how important it is for campaigns to get new funds with a month to go especially if there is a feeling that you are in a ship that is sinking
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Oct 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
up after the break. stay with us. you're about to watch an ad message created by a current tv viewer for capella university. matter. education is the key. it is the vehicle. it's the way in which we evolve. every journey is different every possibility is unique. but the beginning, the beginning is my craft. i'm an ordinary person striving to achieve extraordinary things. it started with a dream and i'm on my way there. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: karl rove accuses commerce secretary john bryson >> bill: 32 days in this presidential election. the first presidential debate is over. did it change anything? what do you say? hello, everybody. great to see you today. here we go. on a big thursday. thursday october 4. the morning after. and the post-debate goes on. we'll be into it for the next three hours here on the "full court press" coming to you live from our nation's capital and booming out to you on your local progressive talk radio station on sirius x.m. this hour only
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Oct 16, 2012 10:00pm PDT
both for joining us here tonight. we have a lot of folks waiting all day to talk to you. so i want to get right to it. governor romney, as you know, you won the coin toss. the first question will go to you. i want to tourn a first-time voter. jeremy epstein who has a question for you. >> mr. president, governor romney, as a 20-year-old college student, all i hear from professors neighbors and others is that when i graduate i will have little chance to get employment. what can you say to reassure me but more importantly my parents i will be able to sufficiently support myself after i graduate? >> romney: thank you jeremy. i appreciate your question and thank you for being here this evening and to all of those from nassau county, thank you for your time and thank you to hofstra university and to candy crowley for leading this event. thank you, mr. president, also for being part of this debate. your question is one that's being asked by college kids all over this country. as in pennsylvania with someone who just graduated. this was in philadelphia. she said i've got my degree. i can't
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
special tomorrow. >> yeah. >> stephanie: workin' us like red haired stepchildren over at current. so we will be 4:00 p.m. pacific again. >> that's right. >> they seem to like us over there. >> stephanie: what's going on? all right. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. it is monday. you know what that means. >> the pud pundit. the rude pundit. ♪ >> stephanie: good morning papa. >> good morning. >> stephanie: we were talking about how well -- as you know david gregory works my last nerve. >> yes. >> stephanie: you did a great piece about the ass-whooping paul ryan got from joe biden. i swear the mainstream media need a story line so he opens with some say -- it's the same as fox news. some say joe biden was over the top. >> yeah. and yet mitt romney wasn't over the top when he kept interrupting and running over jim lehrer and all of that. that was perfectly fine. he wasn't drunk and he wasn't -- he didn't have dementia or anything like that. >> stephanie: yeah exactly. it is amazing. i love at least the one guy on the show was like what are you talkin' about? he c
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Oct 11, 2012 3:00am PDT
you for joining us as we tackle the big stories of the day. whether they're here in our can you believe it here we go. this is the "full court press." we invite you to join us to find out what is happening today and to talk about it. give us a call and join the conversation at anytime. tonight the vice presidential debate. pressure on joe biden to do better than president obama did last week. and the choice will still remain, going forward with barack obama or backward with mitt romney. now with today's current news update. lisa ferguson out in los angeles. >> good morning, everyone. the vice presidential debate is tonight. joe biden arrives in danville kentucky at 12:45 this afternoon. the debate is at 9:00 pm eastern time. you can expect the attack dog coming from joe biden tonight. his main goal is to make up for lost ground after the presidential debate last week. ryan is expecting it, though. so there is a chance he will be well prepared. he told a detroit radio station earlier this week, he thinks biden will come at him like a cannon ball. that aggressive stance is not som
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Oct 9, 2012 3:00am PDT
chance to talk about by giving us a call at 866-55-press. that is our toll free number. back here in our studio on capitol hill today, i hope some of you caught the program last night with joy behar. i joined joy behar and then back here to be with you this morning. love joy's program, you can catch it every night at 6:00 and 9:00 pm eastern, 3:00 and 6:00 pacific. and talking about teams, we got the whole team here -- well that's true. we got two-thirds back today. peter ogburn -- >> three-fourths. >> dan henning. >> hi, there. >> i guess i am a member of the team. >> you. >> talking about, i guess the support team. and monty here filling in for siprion this week. hello, guys. >> hey, hey, hey. >> it's a crappy cold day in washington. >> welcome to winter. we don't have fall. we just go straight to winter. >> that's right. when i got off of the train here, it was 52 degrees. was cold in new york too. >> yeah, i love that nice week of fall we get. >> bill: yeah, what happened to fall. and what happens to the nats. >> boy, when a team hits four home runs against you, you have got a
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Oct 26, 2012 4:00pm PDT
sometimes at all. the other guy is really bad. we're in the middle here. let us finish the job but there is no overwhelming case, if you elect me again boy things will get much better. brian williams asked him about it on rock center. look at his luke warm answer here. >> would you be prepared to enact truly major changes. >> the plan that i put forward with education with making college and job training accessible to people, to insure that our manufacturing base is right back here in the united states opposed to overseas. the work we've done in increasing oil and gas production and clean energy, putting americans back to work, including veteran veterans rebuilding roads and bridges. those are all designed to make sure we have more rebust future that that was not that good of an answer. hey look here are these numbers. this is why it's really important. when asked about the next four terms. the first team like the second, only 4% want that. that's a horrible number. expect major changes 62%. now, is president obama in that answer offering major changes? it doesn't sound like it. that's a
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Oct 25, 2012 3:00am PDT
and sound off on the issues of the day. you can do so by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. and how about that big october bombshell dropped yesterday. donald trump promising he would give $5 million to any charity if president obama would just release his passport records and his college transcripts. guess what! i will give $10 million to any charity if donald trump will just shut up and go away! of course, i won't lose $10 million because he'll never shut up. we'll get into that and a whole lot more. first we start with getting the current update. the latest current news roundup from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. john mccain is unendorsing richard mourdock. the indiana senate candidate is underfire this week for calling rape pregnancies an intentional gift from god. coincidentally, mourdock is the only senate candidate mitt romney has endorse and cut an ad for this season. he just released the ad in support of mourdock monday and the rape comments came tuesday night. mccain said he will no longer support mourdock unles
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Oct 25, 2012 9:00pm PDT
, so great to have you inside room. thanks forjoining us. >> thanks for having me. it is a pleasure. >> jennifer: all right. so what's the latest data you can give us on early voting? >> governor, we are up in early voting in every single battleground state. every public poll shows us with a two to one advantage or in some cases, a three to one advantage. there is a reason for that because we've invested in these states. we've invested on the ground getting to know people. registering them to vote. keeping in touch with them. encouraging them to early vote. bringing them on board and having them help us get people out to the polls on election day. early vote is paying off. i think it is a sign of the momentum and the energy we have out here. you know, i think that this faux narrative that mitt romney has momentum are wrong. the polls are the same as they were before the first debate. this is a close race. we've always said it is going to be a close race which is why we've invested heavily in our ground game. it is paying off. but we can't rest on our laurels. we have to fight for th
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Oct 11, 2012 10:00pm PDT
that tonight? >> john: no. >> eliot: if one out of the four of us didn't see the pictures probably not. >> cenk: all right. buckle up. stay right here. >>> good evening, and welcome to the first and only vice presidential debate of 2012 sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. i'm martha raddatz, abc news and i am honored to moderate this debate between two men who have dedicated much of their lives to public service. tonight's debate is divided between domestic and foreign policy issues and i'm going to move back and forth between the two since that's what a vice president or president will have to do. we'll have nining different segments. at the beginning of each segment i will ask both candidates a question, and they will have two minutes to answer, and then encourage discussion between the candidates with follow up comments. vice president biden will be first to answer the opening question. we have a wonderful audience here at center college here tonight. and right now we welcome vice president joe biden, and congressman paul ryan. [ cheers and applause ] >> very ni
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
and black communities, but that has a huge effort using the pulpit and the grassroots networks that they'll have on election day. >> cenk: michael hastings, terrific reporting as usual. thank you. >> thank you. >> cenk: problem number one for romney is that they don't have the goods. they just don't have a plan that addings up. in fact, paul ryan will tell you i don't want to do the math. >> you haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have the time. it would take me too long to go through all of the math. >> cenk: oh really, too long. well we'll break it down for you in the next segment. then some of holy spirit's top liberals are going after the teacher's union, and there is a trick behind that. find out who is financing the movie. we'll have that later in the movie. [ laughing ] >> try it again. >> i can't. >> i think there are real problems inside the teachers' union right now. fast max. use as directed. >> cenk: of course, the debates start this week. the first one is on wednesday and it will be covering here on current with vice president al gore and myself and the rest of
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
debates. the first ones tonight. we have david shuster in denver, and he'll tell us about the formatting for tonight. what do you have. >> the debate is divided in to six essentially what they are calling pods. there is no opening statement. jim lehrer will pose a question the first three pods are about the economy, the next two about governance, and the last about health care. what jim lehrer is going to do is pose a question and each candidate will have two minutes to respond, and then the next ten minutes he can go wherever he wants. he can have that talk with each other, or follow up. and that's up with of the things i have to tell you, the candidates and campaigns i am told are a little bit nervous about. they expect jim lehrer to be mildly aggressive but again, the possibility for mitt romney and barack obama to encourage and engage each other should be one of the more intriguing aspects of this debate. >> cenk: so romney can ask president obama a direct question, and the time will be monitored by jim lehrer in a very lose way; is that right? >> that's right. if mitt romney wants t
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Oct 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
twitter as they are speaking and hear from us on twitter as well. so stay. >> cenk: all right. we are back and a about to see the debate. i love the moment when they step out like in the state of the union when they say the president of the united states of america. goods me good butterflies. i love politics. jim lehrer is already seated ready to go and he'll do the standard introductions. any memorable moments from debates in the past that you remember eliot? >> then only one -- seeing this ten seconds to go brings it back. i had a problem with one of my opponents that had a binder on the lectern and the moderator had to run up and take it off. and i think it totally threw my opponent. >> al gore: i think the single best line is when ronald reagan said i'm not going to make an issue of age and hold my opponent's age against him. great good humor, funny, but it ended the race. >> cenk: yeah to the point we were discussing earlier about substance, you know, one of the most memorable moments was when george hw bush looked at his watch. here we go. >> i'm jim lehrer and i welcome you to
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Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
press" here on current tv. good to have you with us this morning. got lots and lots to talk about. this week a lot of anticipation leading up to the vice presidential debate thursday night. the vice presidential debate between joe biden and paul ryan. it's reporteded that the president called the vice president and said hey, joe, i didn't show up my for debate last week. be sure to show up for you. a lot of pressure on the vice president. and here is lisa ferguson now in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill good morning, everybody. mitt romney has a big foreign policy speech this morning and the obama campaign is saying bring it on. romney speaks in lexington today where he is a couple of goals. one he needs to comeback in the foreign policy this year especially after he insulted several countries in his word tour earlier this year. we are expecting him to encourage intervening in syria and avoiding defense cuts next year, and working closely with our allies like israel. and he will portray the president obama as not someone who shows enough strength. team obama is fighting back
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
right course for us is working through our partners and own resources to identify responsible parties within syria organize them, bring them together in a form of -- if not government, a form of counsel that can take the lead in syria. >> obama: israel has attacked, america will stand with israel. i've made that clear throughout my presidency. >> romney: if israel is attacked we have their back. >> eliot: this morning, vice president biden told "good morning america" it was as if the g.o.p. ticket had undergone a conversion in policy since the vice presidential debate two weeks ago. >> i didn't see anything that the governor disagreed on. and he seemed to be desperately trying to demonstrate he agreed with the president's policies. it was sort of amazing. >> eliot: of course, there were some disagreements as well. >> obama: offered an opinion you've been wrong. you said we should have gone into iraq. you said that we should still have troops in iraq to this day. you've said that first we should not have a time line in afghanistan. then you said we should. now you say maybe. or it depe
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Oct 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
women, and that's very good us in because the president has manage to hold his lead with female voters in virginia. female voters favor the president in virginia. after all of these polls and numbers and estimates from today, what is the big take away? well nate silver is "the war room"'s math guru and he factors in everything. he factors in national polls, swing state polls, early-voting numbers and historical patterns and economic forecasts, and today nate silver is predicting that -- drum roll -- the president has a 74.4% chance of winning. now that is a full six and a half points higher than just a week ago. so like the economy, this election seems to be heading in the right direction. now we have got the get the word from the ground. so joining us is brian moran. he is coming to us from washington, d.c. virginia went blue last election, and chairman moran is trying to keep that it way. brian welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you very much. and might i say to you, thank you so much for joining us in the commonwealth and virginia democrats would love to have you return
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Oct 10, 2012 10:00pm PDT
agonize, organize! for joining us here in "the war room," tune in to our [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: welcome do "the young turks." do you know who we have on the show? mark hamill, known as luke skywalker. i'll do that all week long. and mitt romney flip flops on abortion, and another record-breaking flip flop. >> that would become part of my agenda. hopefully reverse roe v. wade and law regarding abortion. >> cenk: okay, also the world's biggest hypocrite on abortion, shockingly it's the tea party guy. and then paul ryan, in an interview it gets con contentious. >> those are your words, not mine. >> thank you very much, sir. >> that was kind of strange. >> cenk: i'm also going to tell you the secret strategy that the republicans have before debates. it's called preemptive strike. i'll tell you exactly how to it works. and then this guy that i'm about to show you suchen answer believable jerk. he said he's going fire his employees if obama is reelected. >> i'm the owner of the largest time share company in the world. >> cenk: it only gets worse from there. elbow of the
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
anono p parartyty nolan winning 48-44 right now. he used to be a congressman as well. it will be interesting to see how that plays out. and then ami bera against dan lundgren, a long-time republican. it could go either way that long-time republican could lose his seat. then my favorite, tammy duckworth versus joe walsh. well joe, it was nice knowing you. why is he down so much? it may be comments like this. >> they wants the hispanic vote. they want the hispanic dependent on government. just like they have african-americans dependent on government. >> there is no exemptions. >> don't blame the marketplace for the mess we're in now. i'm tired of h >> pick this president up, pat him on the head and say son son. >> cenk: well, we're about to pat you on the head and say son, son son there's the friggin' door, enjoy it. i wish the host had predicted this earlier hmm. >> joe walsh, the clown of the earth. he thinks on medicare you have to double down, go harder at it. he's first-termer. he's going to be wanted out. i would be surprised if he survived that first term. he's a bull in the
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Oct 17, 2012 4:00pm PDT
own dreams but also this country's dreams soldiers who are overseas fighting for us right now people who are working hard every day paying payroll tax gas tax but don't make enough in income. i want to fight for them. that's what i've been doing for the past four years. if they succeed, i believe the country succeeds. >> cenk: now michael i know you thought that was the right way to go. and you just said he won the debate over all. so do his numbers start to go up at this point? what is your sense of that? >> yeah, i think they crawl back up. what you saw in the immediate afternoon math of the debate number one was mitt romney take a little bit of a surge. and that surge held on. the soles show nationally--the polls show that he's ahead. assuming that that is the case, i do think so. i think you'll see it creep up or solidifying rather than this huge bump like he got in charlotte or like mitt romney got after the first debate in denver. i think it will be a little bit different. one thing that he did get today in these reports gerald epstein said he would vote for obama. >> cenk: tha
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
president obama reminds us that he inherited a terrible economy. it's not what he inherited but with the misguided policies that slowed the recovery and caused millions of americans to endure lengthy poverty. >> eliot: with change in the latest theme for the drive to the white house smith fired back saying, the only ching romney is offering is to take us back to the same failed policies that crashed our economy in the first place. president obama made a similar observation a little more colorfully when he said, kids have have good instincts. they look at the other guy and say well there is a bser, i can tell. president obama is rattled on the defensive. he's running on empty and has nothing left but attacks and insults. with just 11 days ago before election day both camps feel the pressure. likely voters favored romney over the president by one point in a "abc news" washington post. and five points in in the latest gallup tracking poll. an american research poll showed the president with a two-point edge. we should know next week whether the singer meat loaf at a rally last night shi
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
used him in an ad? i've got a strong opinion on that, too. >> elmo is -- has been seen in a white suburban. he's driving for the border. oscar's hiding out in his trash can. >> while they're criticizing the president over that, i've got a different opinion on it. we have a presidential candidate on. who? jill stein of the green party on the young turks. >> i'm voting for jill stein. >> we need jill stein for president. >> jill stein! (vo) what is said here could decide the election. current tv presents coverage of the vice presidential debate. with unrivaled analysis and commentary. (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >> so keep on tweeting and maybe you'll have your voice be part of this democracy and see your tweets up on our screen. >>now that's politically direct. (vo) brought to you by communications workers of america. bring jobs home now. >> mitt almost famously now said in the first presidential debate that he would cut funding to pbs and to big bird. president obama has been hitting the trail and hitting tha
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Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT
eroding support by women, i'm joined by nancy keenan. thanks for joining us tonight. nancy, i've gotta ask you everybody knows the first stage of grief is denial. i don't want to suggest it but do you accept the fact that, in fact, the gender gap has disappear and that somehow we're in a new world in terms of how women are voting in this campaign? >> eliot, i don't. i think that the gallup poll is an outlier here. i think that quite conhest i the entire campaign has been about drawing the contrast between president obama who has stood with women the affordable care act whether it was lilly lilly ledbetter and a guy in mitt romney who believes women should be in binders and as though he doesn't even know some of the women he could bring to his cabinet. so i don't believe at the end of the day that gender gap that you're seeing a little bit of now is going to present itself in the voting booth. i believe that women are going to vote for barack obama because they understand what's at stake. and they understand that their reproductive rights and the right to an abortion in this country is at s
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now. we have to go to use the president's word, forward. i'm very confident biden will do a good job. >> jennifer: talk about that. you obviously know paul ryan well. >> i don't know him well but i know about him. but i would say one word to the biden women. women. talking about affordable health care lilly ledbetter equal pay, i really think the divide among single women for the president is like 25 30 points and we have to have married women in that category as well, but i think it's really important. joe biden has been a champion when he served as chair of the judiciary committee, we was the author of the violence against women act, which paul ryan voted against. whether it's a women's right to choose, paul ryan is exactly like todd akin in terms of forcible rate, and no abortion even if the life of the mother is at steak. he is very extreme on those issues, and people have to know that. >> jennifer: that's interesting, because the gender gap closed in a few of these polls that we saw nationwide, and perhaps it was because that issue was not raised at all in the debate. this gives
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years. >> to call romney a liar is a strategy. >> the strategy is to basically call us liars. >> they've reduced the other side liars. >> are you calling mitt romney a liar. >> yes. you seemed shock by it, the answer is yes. >> cenk: all right, now before we get to mitt romney let's start with a gentleman by the name of scott desjalais. he has 100% score to national right to life. he's 100% pro-life. he has said himself i'm a consistent supporter of pro-life values. human life is sacred and taxpayer funding of abortion is counter to the values that a great many tennesseans hold. he's definitely pro-life, right? here's what is happening. turns out he had a mistress. turns out he was a serial adulter. he got divorced from his wife, and now we find out there were recorded phone calls where he tells his mistress, you better get an abortion, you better do it right away. this idiot recorded himself. that's how we found out. you told me you'd have an abortion, now we're getting too far along without one. tea party republican pro-life, what are you doing! get the abortion, and get it right away!
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00am PDT
to it. 26 minutes after the hour. your friend just started watching us on tv and said what? >> he said we're a lot funnier than -- [ applause ] >> stephanie: john kerry on fire at the debate. mitt had no binders on foreign policy. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] oh, this also with the fun facts about the ship. it will bring navy above 300 ships. navy sha rank under george w. bush to 278 ships. comas up under obama. he has come up under obama. so there's that, mitt. [ applause ] governor, the state isn't proud of you. you can't even compete in massachusetts. mittens talked about how proud he is in massachusetts. the feeling is not mutual. the president kind of having fun with the romnesia on the campaign trail. >> obama: if you talk about how much you love teaches during a debate but just a few weeks go, you said we shouldn't hire more because it wouldn't grow our economy, you might have romnesia. if you say you won't give a big tax cut to the wealthy but you're on a video promising your tax cut would include the top 1%, that sounds like a classic case of romnesia. >> stephanie: ray in texas. y
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Oct 23, 2012 6:00am PDT
policies. >> we'll have plenty more coming back after the break. stay with us. that is a whole bunch of bunk! the powerful my steal an election but they cannot steal democracy. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents fabulous but...when i add chicken barbecue sauce... and cheese...and roll it up woo-wee! i've made a barbecue chicken crescent chow down. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread? here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. always outspoken, now unleashed: joy behar. >> on my next show, i'll ask penny marshall whether or not laverne & shirley could make all their dreams come true if the brewery got sold to bain. >> only on current tv. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine, woe ho i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel goo
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Oct 31, 2012 3:00am PDT
." good to have you with us. we have a lot to cover today, including the fact that mitt romney is still accusing president obama of helping chrysler and gm move jobs to china. chrysler says it is a big lie. gm says it is a big lie. the "detroit free press" says it is a big lie. does mitt romney even care about the truth at all? obviously not. we'll get into that and a whole lot more here on the "full court press." but here she is lisa ferguson out in los angeles. >> good morning everyone. mitt romney is headed to florida today to host events with senator marco rubio and jeb bush. he starts off the date in tampa and then heads to coral gables and jacksonville. paul ryan will be campaigning in wisconsin. some are calling the pair's reemergence on the campaign trial after supposedly taking time out out of respect for the hurricane victims. romney's official reason for the event yesterday was to collect donations for storm victims, but it sure looked a lot like a campaign, a big american flag on the wall campaign music, crowds and the press were invited. voters had to wait to drop off their
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Oct 18, 2012 8:00pm PDT
was the operative word you used there. is there something coercive by diverting nature about this kind of communication do you think? >> well, it is sort of like a guy who is a member of the mob coming to you and saying eliot i like that car you got a lot. i wouldn't want anything to happen for it. by the way i'm running for city council. that's what what's going on here. it has a chilling effect on workplace political discussion. imagine if you want to go out and campaign for obama or put an obama yard sign in your front yard and you know your boss is against obama. you're going to be careful about doing that, especially in this economy where folks can lose their jobs so easily and it is important to state that unless you're a member of a union it is legal to fire someone for their political beliefs. >> eliot: mike, i'm not so sure i agree with you. we'll take that up in a second. i understand your view. joe, you're out there in the political fray day to day. are you seeing many employers actually picking up and running with the suggestion of mitt romney to distribute their polit
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Oct 24, 2012 8:00pm PDT
joining us inside the war room 13 days until election. employees cast that ballot have a great night, and we'll see you here tomorrow. ♪ iewpoint" with eliot spitzer is next. see you tomorrow. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer and this "viewpoint." what is it that some republicans senate candidates don't understand about abortion and rape? plenty. as in ugly new battlefield on the war on women showed last night, and the time could not be worse for mitt romney. comments when an abortion appropriate came into a debate for indiana candidate for senate richard mourdock against democrat joe donnelly. they both say they're pro-life. richard mourdock said this. >> the i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that god intended to happen. >> eliot: some republicans backed off michigan quickly. mike pens has urged richard mourdock to apologize. and others say quote richard mourdock's comments damage all republicans especially romney as the fight for the women's vote intensifies. this could be a defining moment fo
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security and medicare. let's go to errol lewis and thomas frank. gentlemen, thank you for being with us on "viewpoint" tonight. i came away from that debate thinking that the vice president really did the job he needed to do. he stopped the bleeding from last week. some people say he started the bleeding of paul ryan and mitt romney but i think his job in the debate is to end last week for the obama-biden campaign. first i want to ask you, do you think he was able to accomplish that. >> i think he did. he certainly did that last night. he changed the narrative. whether or not the administration was back on its heels, afraid or unable to engage unable to loosen up and take it to the other side, we saw that and more. interestingly enough we have a retroactive answer to why the president last week may be seemed a little stiff, maybe didn't seem so jovial. didn't loosen up and try to engage mitt romney. as we saw last night it can be jarring. not everybody liked it. >> that's something i want to ask you thomas frank this style, are we reading too much into it or did it matter a lot last nig
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. thank you for joining us. >> a pleasure, eliot. >> eliot: let's start with the important question. what do we know about al-qaeda's attacks in the consulate in ben gassy. >> this was a well planned attack. somebody had been casing the consulate in benghazi for some time. whether they acted on the spur of the moment or if they had direction in outside of libya remains to be scene. >> eliot: the difficulty given the uncertainty and it's impossible to get your arms around all the facts very quickly. but the difficulty then is how do we then move in our evolving relationship with the new libyan government to control al-qaeda's presence and respect their sovereignty. where do we go in this evolving arab spring, in libya in particular. >> a lot of this takes time. building up a strong system of government, institution of government libya in particular build gadhafi never wanted an institution that would rival his him. every political faction within libya has weapons and obviously at least one of them or more used them on the consulate a few weeks ago. >> eliot: what i hear you saying, and wha
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm PDT
women's groups can you help us find folks, and they brought us binders full of women. >> eliot: but according to the coalition groups at a fill those binders romney told the story backyards. she told the "huffington post" that hiving top-level women was an initiative of women's organizations to make it be something that he had to follow through on. he didn't go out looking for these binders. romney also bled a bit when he dualed with the president over their personal investments. >> romney: mr. president, have you looked at your pension? mr. president, have you looked at your pension. >> obama: i don't look at my pension. it's not big as yours, it doesn't take me long. >> eliot: and romney struggled over the strike that killed four americans in ben gas did i. >> obama: the day after the attack i stood in the rose garden and told the american people of the world that we were going to find out exactly what happened. that this was an act of terror. >> romney: you said in the rose garden the day after the attack that it was an act of terror? it was not a spontaneous demonstration, is th
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Oct 23, 2012 3:00am PDT
. welcome, welcome to the program! thank you for joining us. boy, i gotta tell you you know, we're going to focus this morning on last night's debate. we saw two very different men take the stage in boca raton florida. one, president of the united states the other wants to be president of the united states. one knew what he was talking about on foreign policy. the other didn't have a clue! but one thing for sure on that stage last night we only saw one commander in chief. yes, obama wins round three of the presidential debate hands down. we'll get into it every which way here for the next three hours but first today's latest, the current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. if you are asking yourself who won last night's presidential debate you probably weren't watching. president obama came out with a strong and aggressive performance against mitt romney on foreign policy. the first instant poll from cbs shows 53% of undecided voters say president obama came out on top, just 23% say toward romney. but there a
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
siege. the right to organize is seen as a threat to the most powerful among us. we should not forget the difference between a game changing moment and a game changer. >> jennifer: good news today out of pennsylvania. the judge has blocked the state's tough voter i.d. law meaning it will not go into effect this election. >> we've come like moses today not to say let my people go but we've come today to say let my people vote. >> jennifer: let my people vote. you'll remember this was the law that would have disenfranchised as many as 750,000 people in pennsylvania. mostly young people and minorities and a top republican lawmaker had boasted in june that it would give the state to mitt romney. pennsylvania's actually part of a wider trend. measures to restrict voting are being stymied in courts in wisconsin, texas florida arizona, south carolina, and ohio. stymied by the court system. but the not so good news is that these laws are not going away. the pennsylvania law has just been suspended not struck down and other state courts are likely going to consider similar restrictions.
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prosperous middle east applied with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use america's greatest power to shape history not to lead from behind, leaving our destiny at the mercy of events. >> eliot: romney went on to explain what he would do to assert american leadership. >> romney: i'll put the leaders of iran on notice that the united states and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. i'll support the libyan people's efforts to forge a lasting government that represents all of them. and syria i'll work with our partners to identify and organize the members of the opposition who share our values, and then ensure that they obtain the arms they need. finally, i'll recommit america to the goal of a democratic, prosperous palestinian state living side by side it in peace and security with the jewish state of israel. >> eliot: of course, much of that matches what the administration is already doing in the middle east. as white house press secretary jay carney s
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
proposed are not cuts cuts to medicare. the verdict is the language mitt romney uses, the verdict is false. >> romney: pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan. >> i have to rate that mostly fiction. >> eliot: while the obama campaign fought back today, the president seemed tired and disconnected and glad it was all over last night. >> obama: i want to thank governor romney because i think it was a terrific debate. and i very much appreciate it. >> eliot: minutes later liberal commentators began screaming about the attack lines the president could have used but ignored. why no mention of romney's damming comments that 47% of americans were freeloaders dependent on government handouts. obama campaign adviser david plough had an answer. it wasn't very good. >> 47%, that's an issue that 100% of the country knows about. the president wanted to tell the american people here's my job plan. focused on energy and education on the right way to fix the deficit. romney's approach is the wrong approach on taxes on deficit on wall street reform, on medicare and healthcare. >> eliot: on "good m
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Oct 19, 2012 3:00am PDT
just thought it would be useful to remind everybody. >> it's finally nice to relax and wear what ann and i wear around the house. >> romney took a more playful jab at the president. >> president obama and i are both lucky to have someone in our corner to lean on. i have my beautiful wife, ann. he has bill clinton. >> sounds like she's had enough campaigning. she said if romney doesn't win the white house this time, they are done running for president. we are live in chat, see you there. commentary. >> you're going to hear that used as a major talking point. (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >> now that's politially direct. >>start the night with a special live edition of "talking liberally with stephanie miller" at 7 eastern. only on current tv. build a ground-breaking car. good. now build a time machine. go here, find someone who can build a futuristic dash board display. bring future guy back. watch him build a tft display like nothing you've ever seen. get him to explain exactly what that is. the thin film transist
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